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Finjan Software selects Sophos virus detection technology

Bracknell, Berkshire, 29 June 2004: Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam and Finjan Software, the leading provider of proactive secure content management solutions for global companies, today announced a worldwide partnership that provides Finjan customers with Sophos’s best-of-breed protection against harmful, Internet-borne viruses, worms and malicious code attacks, using Sophos's anti-virus technology.

Finjan will now integrate Sophos's powerful virus detection engine capabilities onto its proprietary security platform, fulfilling its strategy of integration with market-leading content security solutions for centralised management and ease of use for IT departments. Sophos's award winning anti-virus technology provides Finjan customers with a two-pronged defence against malware, by coupling the best in virus defence with Finjan's own patented pro-active behaviour inspection engine.

Internet-borne viruses that arrive via e-mail or the Web are the most common methods for infiltrating a company's computer network and cause significant financial damage. Protecting an organisation's IT infrastructure, confidential data and mission critical operations has become increasingly challenging to businesses around the world, due to the growing trend of rapid virus propagation, social engineering and blended threat attacks.

According to a 2004 Meta Group paper, “End-User Advice on Spam and Viruses,” 45% of large enterprises have been economically impacted by a virus attack in the last 12 months. By combining the pro-active behaviour inspection technology of Finjan Software with Sophos's excellence in virus detection, clients will benefit from a multi-layered security solution that protects them against new, unknown Internet threats instantly, while simultaneously providing an efficient defence against widespread malicious code.

"The goal of Finjan’s best-of-breed product strategy is to offer our customers the option to choose from the best market leading content security vendors, to give optimal flexibility and choice," said Shlomo Touboul, founder and CEO of Finjan Software. "Integrating market leading solutions onto a single security platform eliminates the headaches associated with managing multiple single- oint products in a heterogeneous network environment. We selected Sophos because of its market leadership and its demonstrated capability to consistently and expeditiously defeat known worms and viruses."

"The combination of Sophos’s reliable virus protection software with Finjan’s behaviour-inspection technology will provide customers with the highest level of security against viruses, worms and Trojan horses,” said Richard Baldry, head of strategic alliances at Sophos. “We are very pleased to partner with Finjan.”

For further information please contact:

Alison Sambrook
+44 (0) 1344 427127